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BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap

B&H # BLRSW1 Mfr # RWS-1FB
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You Pay: $61.95
Product Highlights
  • Carries a Camera or Lens
  • Frilly Pattern
  • Specifically for Women
  • Ripstop Nylon R-Strap
  • Bomb-proof Webbing
  • Sizing Adjustment
  • Includes ConnectR-2 and FastenerR3

The BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap (Black) is a lightweight strap specially designed with a frilly pattern for women. A locking FastenR3 connects the strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind. The strap has a curved pad with a mesh underside for comfort and breathability. The weight is evenly distributed for comfort.

Material
  • Ripstop nylon
  • Bomb-proof webbing
Strap is designed to carry a camera or lens vertically
RS-W1 strap is shaped to fit perfectly around the shoulder
Locking FastenR3 connects the strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind
Curved shoulder pad has a mesh underside for comfort and breathability
Material Ripstop nylon
Bomb-proof webbing
Attachment Method Attaches to tripod mount
Weight 5.5 oz (156g) 1
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BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap
  • ConnectR-2
  • FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidRS-W1 Camera Strap
     
    4.4

    (based on 156 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (104)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (112)
    • Adjustable (104)
    • Strong construction (102)
    • Well padded (74)
    • Does not chafe (66)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (5)
    • Not functional (4)
    • Difficult to adjust (3)
    • Poorly padded (3)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (88)
    • Supporting camera (71)
    • Stable (45)
    • Travel (22)
    • Everyday (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (49), Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (22), Enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (113), Yes (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome

    Love this strap. The main feature is that the wieght has been equally dispersed from my neck to spread evenly across my shoulders, back and chest. The curve of the women's design is...Read complete review

    Love this strap. The main feature is that the wieght has been equally dispersed from my neck to spread evenly across my shoulders, back and chest. The curve of the women's design is perfect. The instruction pamphet I recieved was ever so simple to follow, like step 1,2,3 etc. The unique feature is the way the strap attaches to your camera, by a locking carabiner which screws into the tripod socket at the bottom of the camera or onto your lens. I was a little nervous having my 50D and 70-200 2.8, dangling, upside-down but it proved to be strong and very secure.
    Admittingly I did check the R3 screw regularly.
    Now for insurance purposes, my camera dropping accidentaly off this system would not be covered. So I purchased from B&H a quick release plate and two uni-loop system connectors. I screwed the R3 to the quick release plate, the quick release plate attaches to your camera's base plate, remember to tighten. (this system is also very quick to remove from your camera's base plate when you want to use your tripod as well). From their I attached one of the uni-loops to the top part of the carabiner and the other to the side of my camera, extra safe. This gear is prescious to me. I intend to purchase another strap with the same set up for my 5D mark 11.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be ready for your camera to be scratched

    I could cry. I just saw that my $2,500 camera body is all scratched up around where the metal screw & carabiner attaches to the camera. The black is worn right off...Read complete review

    I could cry. I just saw that my $2,500 camera body is all scratched up around where the metal screw & carabiner attaches to the camera. The black is worn right off down to the metal! I can't believe there aren't more reviews about this. I did read that some people coated the metal in plastic dip from the hardware store & it appears to have saved their cameras. Also, be sure to check the tightness of the screw & carabiner EVERY time you use your camera, I've heard of multiple people's cameras falling when the carabiner comes undone. I check mine every time. Keep an eye on your camera if you use this strap!!!

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    5.0

    Too Pricy

    By Eagle

    from Mobile, Alabama

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Supporting Camera

      Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

      Item works as advertised. Howeverm, it is too exoensive. This is a very simple design and should not cost $[*]+ dollars.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Strap!

      By Wolfie

      from Coram, NY

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Does not Chafe
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Stabilizing
        • Supporting Camera

        Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

        Fits great. Easy to access the camera. Light. Comfortable.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent Strap

        By travelinsheila

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

            Easy to use, love that it is so secure, and comfortable. I have tried many straps and think this is one of the best.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Satisfied but...

            By Joe

            from Kings Park, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort
              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

              I like to do street photography and this strap allows me to move, grab and point the camera very easily. I use is with the Canon 7D. It is comfortable and easy to use. There are a few things to know before purchasing a strap of this type. It attaches to the bottom of the camera into the screw socket, so if you it you cannot use attach a tripod or anything else that would screw into the bottom of the camera - unless you have some sort of adaptor plate. Also, I was not told at the time of purchase, in the store, that this was designed for a female. The strap was just hanging on a rack with no literature and the salesman didn't seem to realize it was female either. The strap is designed specifically for the female anatomy. It seems fine for a male also as the difference is not noticeable while you're using it, but it would have nice to know beforetime. Otherwise, it is made well, is easy to use and is easily adjustable.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Comfortable!

              By jrpiano

              from Fayetteville, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Does not Chafe
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort

                Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                Very comfortable - so much better than a neck strap. I am going to really enjoy using it!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Can't live without it!

                By Rock Cousteau

                from South Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                  After conducting a serious effort in researching the best Camera Strap for myself, I stumbled upon RS-W1 Camera Strap by BlackRapid. I am a small female with a slight frame and was looking for something that suited ME. This product met and exceeded all expectations. I used it for the first time last Saturday night (9/7/13) and really don't know how I shot so much without it. I highly recommend this product for its practicality, efficiency and comfort. Thank you!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice strap - made for us girls!

                  By Beach Cottage

                  from Coastal Georgia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Does not Chafe
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                    I really like this strap! It's very comfortable and having the weight of a big camera (5D MKII)rest on my shoulder instead of my neck is awesome. I find that I can gently hold the camera with my arm hanging straight down when I walk to steady it if needed. It fits great - I'm a petite 5'3" and was able to adjust the strap perfectly. I had to give up a small amount of "slide" space on the strap by making it so small but it hasn't caused any problems in my ability to quickly raised the camera and snap a shot. I bought this at the store on a recent trip to NYC and used it all day while walking around the city. It was perfect - pretty too!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Totally pleased!

                    By Mummsy

                    from Vale, NC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                      I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase of the Black Rapid Camera Strap and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is so nice not to have my camera dangling from my neck. All the pressure is now on my shoulder. Take the plunge and buy one. It's the bomb!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this camera strap!

                      By Sharon

                      from Camarillo, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Does not Chafe
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort
                        • Stabilizing
                        • Supporting Camera

                        Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                        Light and comfortable. The best thing about it is that it positions the camera so the lens isn't sticking straight out and reduces the chances of it being bumped. It also distributes the weight and keeps it secure, making it more difficult for someone to nab your camera.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Never Stays Put

                        By LJ

                        from Texas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                        • Slides

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                          I'm giving it 3 stars because I love the idea and the look of it. Its comfortable too. However, my strap is always sliding! I'll adjust it and before I know it, its hanging down to the middle of my thigh - so annoying. The caribiner (however thats spelled) at the end will also scratch your camera if you're not careful pulling it in and out of your camera bag. I'm, acutally, surprised at all the positive reviews. Did I just get a bad one? I'm buying the Custom SLR strap now. Hopefully, that one will be better.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Convenient camera strap

                          By Photo girl

                          from Oakland, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                            Comfortable, convenient camera strap. I used on a 10-day trip and it allowed for easy photo taking. The pattern strap makes the strap more interesting than the solid black version.

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                            1.0

                            Strap sliding nightmare

                            By Nh$80

                            from NYC

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                  I use the strap with a 5d mark iii. I read that there's a problem with the strap not staying at the set length but hoped otherwise. Unfortunately, the stap is a nightmare. It lengthens with each step and by in minutes the camera is swinging against my lower thigh. I emailed customer service who said: "To help with your situation, we recommend that you make sure that the back tension clip is laying flat against your back. (Kind of hard when it's against your *back*. It doesn't stay.) If this piece gets pushed up it will increase the chance of your strap slipping. You can also try placing the keeper (the plastic clip on the strap) directly under this back tension clip."

                                  Needless to say, this didn't help. It really needs a clip that is designed to keep it in place. You'd expect more from a $70 strap. Find something else.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very comfortable to wear!

                                  By Susan

                                  from Valdosta GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Hiking
                                    • Sight Seeing
                                    • Stabilizing
                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                    I have nothing that I don't like. I prefer this over the strip that came with the camera.

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                                    • No

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                                    2.0

                                    Not what I'd hoped for

                                    By Keri M

                                    from Cary NC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Slips

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                      I bought this and the CSLR to compare the 2 since both got great reviews. I have a Nikon D800 with a variety of lenses, many of them very heavy so the standard strap was simply not cutting it. It was very easy to attach and it did put an end to the strap being in the way for portrait shooting but that's about all it did for me.I didn't find it to be exponentially more comfortable than the standard strap as others have. No, it didn't cut into my neck as badly but it wasn't Earth shattering as I expected.It claims to stay in place when you grab your camera but I did not find that to be true at all. Every time I picked up my camera, the pad slid to my back and I had to readjust it over my shoulder.The real deal breaker for me was the fact that the adjustable strap kept slipping. Every step I took I could feel it loosening and my camera falling farther and farther down my leg until the entire length had been let out and my camera was dangling mid thigh. Maybe with use, the strap would soften up some so the buckle would be able to hold it in place but I am not willing to test that theory. Plus, no matter how many times or how hard I tightened the carabiner within minutes, the twisty part was loose again. This made me exceedingly nervous.Once I tried the CSLR model and felt how amazingly comfortable it is, I immediately put this back in the box to be returned.

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                                      5.0

                                      AWESOME!!!

                                      By KD

                                      from Aviano, Italy

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Comfort
                                        • Stabilizing

                                        Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                        I have arthiritis in my shoulders and this strap is helps make it feel like im not carrying anything! Its great!!

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                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Love my RS-W1 and my RS-7!!

                                        By Cindy-freelance photographer

                                        from Chicago

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Strong Construction
                                        • Well Padded

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Comfort
                                          • Stabilizing
                                          • Supporting Camera

                                          Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                          I had been wanting this strap for quite a long time, and when I finally purchased it, I have to say I was somewhat dissappointed. The little bumper kept coming unfastened and it would loosen up while using it. Everytime I would adjust where my camera landed on my hip, that bumper would open up causing my camera to hang too low. Another thing for me was the strap didn't seem to extend like I had thought it would. Coming from the midwest, our winters can get pretty cold, so wearing thicker clothing is a must for freelance photography. I sent an email to Black Rapid and Susie, from their customer relations department, responded quickly to me. In fact they were more than happy to help me out. They immediately sent me out a new strap with a return shipping label so I could send mine back for further inspection. They also recommended I use their RW-7 which gives me an extra 15 inches if I should need it. After I started using both straps for about a month now, I absolutely love both of them. I am so glad that Black Rapid helped me out and recomended these two straps to me. If you want to purchase one of these, I recomend the RS-W1 and RS-7. I am ecstactic with the results of this company.

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                                          5.0

                                          GREAT for Petite Women too!!!!

                                          By Love2Run

                                          from San Ramon, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Does not Chafe
                                          • Strong Construction
                                          • Well Padded

                                          Cons

                                          • Cannot Use With Tripod

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Comfort
                                          • Hands Free
                                          • Stabilizing
                                          • Supporting Camera

                                          Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                          This camera strap is wonderful! I am petite and was worried about being overwhelmed by a wide, long, bulky men's strap...although the additional pockets on the mens/sports versions were enticing! I'm so glad that I purchased the strap made specifically for women. It adjusts very easily and works for short women! I like the detail of the raised floral print and I appreciate the company at least making an effort to produce a pretty, feminine strap. When the weight of my full frame camera with the 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens (read HEAVY) is hanging on the strap I truly feel no neck or shoulder strain. It is amazing how well the strap distributes the load and it almost feels weightless! I would recommend going to Black Rapids' website and watching the videos on their products. They really helped me with the set up and placement of where the strap should fall on the chest. I love being able to release the camera without having to set it down somewhere or deal with it bouncing around my neck. If you need to move around and use your hands frequently while shooting, this product is amazing! I would highly recommend this strap!

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Strap

                                          By miso foto

                                          from houston tx

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable
                                          • Comfortable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Supporting Camera

                                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                            I can easily use my camera now with this strap. I no longer need to remove the camera from my body, but just lift it to my face which saves much much time!! So convenient!

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            BlackRapid women's sling camera strap

                                            By Alfiebb

                                            from Brooklyn, New York

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Adjustable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cool design
                                            • Does not Chafe
                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Well Padded

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort
                                            • Stabilizing
                                            • Supporting Camera

                                            Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                            This BlackRapid strap is fantastic. Comfortable and ergonomic, it allows even a very heavy camera and lens to sit comfortably at your waist. I wish I bought this years ago and saved my right shoulder a lot of pain.

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                                            5.0

                                            great product

                                            By Kiki

                                            from berkeley, CA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Adjustable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Comfort
                                              • Supporting Camera

                                              Comments about BlackRapid RS-W1 Camera Strap:

                                              I really liked having my second camera on hand when I needed it - great for shooting live shows/ rushed shooting when there is no time to go into camera bag/ change lens etc...
                                              The connection felt secure, and the neck ergonomics was very comfortable! bonus nice design on the woman's strap. (even know one man who got this version for the design!)

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